Weekly Feminist Reader

A kicker was booted from a high-school football team in Georgia because of her gender.
A Pakistani senator defends the fact that women were buried alive in his district as “tribal custom.”
Monica Roberts has video interviews with Isis, the first trans contestant on Top Model.
MzBitca has a plea: leave Amy Winehouse alone!
A clearly innovative and forward-thinking family counselor goes on Oprah to tell women it’s their fault if their husbands cheat.
Broadsheet discusses a new blog, called What to Expect When You’re Aborting.
Katie Couric on how her nightly news hosting gig has been difficult.
In These Times on why soldiers rape. And Col. Ann Wright has another piece on the possible cover-ups related to two female soldiers’ suicides.

Conservative blog The Next Right calculates which campaign pays its female staffers better.
Nadra Kareem on white feminists and Michelle Obama.
Renee discusses a new film on the global sex trade, Buying Back My Daughter.
Tara Parker-Pope considers whether doctors view all women as “pre-pregnant.”
Lauren at Feministe on Sarah Palin and the “drink America’s milkshake” party.
Protect yourself– from John McCain.
Sara at F-Words has yet another installment of Hillary Sexism Watch.
Due to new, harsh anti-immigration ordinances, Denver’s Latino residents are afraid to drive downtown, let alone attend the DNC.
Doctors discuss the impact of arrest and detention on immigrant women’s health.
John McCain has no poverty plan.
Actions and Events
The Sioux Falls, South Dakota domestic-violence shelter My Sister’s Friend’s House (Mita Maske Ti Ki) is in danger of closing. Click here to donate.
Sexuality educators Logan Levkoff and Martha Kempner are conducting an (anonymous) survey of how women experienced sex in their teens. Click here to take the survey.
Help secure funding for a project to assist women in recovering from and rebuilding after war. Vote for the project here.
Nezua on how to help in the wake of the Mississippi immigration raids.
Check out the Gustav Information Center, “an online community for coordinating volunteer knowledge-sharing related to Hurricane Gustav.” Also check out the GustavWiki, and this request for support from INCITE, which is helping low-income women of color on the Gulf Coast.

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